Race, Poverty, Homelessness and Disability in Children’s Books

In this workshop, Leroy Moore & Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia of Poor Magazine present their revolutionary children’s books, El Trabajador/The Hard-Worker by Gray-Garcia and Black Disabled Art History 101 by Moore, along with tools for educating young people about race, disability, homelessness and gentrification.

During the workshop, participants will:

  • Hear excerpts from Leroy and Tiny’s new books
  • Reflect with the authors/facilitators about the connection between land, housing, disability, and the environment
  • Discuss the importance of educating children about poverty, homelessness, racism, ableism, and displacement.

The goals of our session are that every participant will leave with a commitment to teaching young people about poverty, homelessness, racism, ableism, and displacement; and that they will do that important education work by centering the voices and experiences of the people most impacted by those systems.

Event Timeslots (1)

Room 214
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Tiny aka Lisa Gray-Garcia, Leroy Moore